Updated — see bottom of article for response from CPAC
Conservative crusader Laura Loomer was kicked out of CPAC 2019 earlier today reportedly for confronting CNN reporter Oliver Darcy.
Loomer noted at the scene that she was previously banned by Twitter, Uber, GoFundMe, and PayPal.
The screen grab from a video Loomer made shows her holding her CPAC media credentials before surrendering same to CPAC security personnel who demanded it. The un-credentialing took place before President Trump gave an electrifying speech to attendees.
“Oliver Darcy is the Fascist who lobbies to get conservatives deplatformed from social media — he recently got Alex Jones deplatformed and continues to work to silence conservatives since he has no counter-argument,” according to Cristina Laila at Gateway Pundit.
“Loomer reportedly called Oliver Darcy a ‘pussy’ and a ‘beta bitch,'” Laila writes.
Loomer can be heard in her video (below) documenting the encounter with security, pointing out that leftist troublemakers have been welcomed by CPAC this year.
“What about all these left-wing agitators? They’re allowed in.”
“That’s who got you banned,” said an unidentified man off-camera.
On Feb. 28, CPAC gave racist America-hating admitted communist Van Jones the main stage to discuss the farce known as sentencing reform.
I wasn’t sure what to think of Loomer when I first met her at David Horowitz’s Restoration Weekend in November 2017 (we both presented on the same panel) but I’ve come to realize her disruptive activism is (usually) advancing the cause.
Loomer has HUGE balls. I admire that.
UPDATED March 3, 2019, 11:50 p.m.
Michelle Moons of Breitbart News has additional information about why Loomer was banned from CPAC.
Loomer provided this statement to Moons:
I have now been told that I was banned from CPAC today and had my press credentials revoked because a Radical Left wing SPLC tied group called “Right Wing Watch” which is funded by George Soros pressured CPAC to ban me when they found out I had media credentials. Right Wing watch falsely accused me of harassing Oliver Darcy, a reporter for CNN. However, I was practicing real journalism at a Conservative conference where it is the consensus that “CNN” is fake news. I asked Oliver Darcy why he lobbied Facebook and Twitter as an employee of CNN to ban Alex Jones and Infowars. I asked him why he is working as a journalist to ban and silence conservatives on social media. I registered as a member of the media for CPAC so that I could report on social media bias of conservatives, a topic that both the president and His son have been vocal about. As I have been banned and de platformed on nearly every platform, I was interested in finding out if Darcy is getting paid by CNN or any of the big tech social media companies to help de-platform conservatives. Censorship is un-American, and it’s egregious that any journalist would advocate for others to be banned for political speech.
I would love to know Why CPAC caved to the request of a Soros tied org that hates Trump and banned me, one of Trump’s most prominent conservative Jewish supporters? I was denied the opportunity to see President Trump speak and would like an apology from Matt Schlapp explaining why fake news CNN and Right Wing Watch we’re allowed to keep their media passes and I wasn’t. Censorship is one of the most important topics in the world right now and I came to CPAC to raise awareness about the digital assault on Trump supporters. Ironically, I was banned and silenced by those who are supposed to be on my same team. I look forward to meeting with President Trump someday to discuss this issue and reclaim my time that was lost today when I was denied entry to President Trump’s speech. I will continue to fight for President Trump and combat the tech tyrants who wish to influence the election through mass censorship.
CPAC official Ian Walters explained why Loomer’s media pass was confiscated.
Loomer qualified for the credentials when her application was initially vetted, Walters said. “When we give the credential to someone it’s with the expectation that that person is there to cover the event as a journalist or in a journalistic fashion.”
“In this case…it’s a fairly unique one, it felt like that instead of covering- it appeared that instead of being here to cover CPAC, what she had hoped to accomplish was that CPAC and the members of the media in the filing center were to cover her. And that’s a new thing that we’ve never dealt with before.”
“We determined that because she was preventing folks in the filing center from doing the jobs they were assigned to do for doing their job which is covering the event that we were not comfortable labeling her as media.”
“Let me be clear, she’s more than welcome to go to the registration desk and purchase the ticket as an attendee,” Walters added.